DESERT BARK SCORPIONS
Bark scorpions are the most common species of scorpions in the Las Vegas area. They are a nocturnal predator that feeds on a variety of insects. A combination of black-light exclusion and monthly pest prevention is the best formula for elimination. Las Vegas bark scorpions have a fairly poisonous sting, and are very dangerous to small pets and toddlers.
BLACK LIGHT EXCLUSION SERVICE
With the aid of flushing agents our skilled technicians can locate and trap Las Vegas scorpions with the use of a black light. Their exoskeleton glows in reaction to the black light revealing their location. Once scorpions are collected and removed from the Las Vegas property preventative pesticides are applied.
PESTICIDE PREVENTION IS THE KEY
We treat with liquids, aerosols, dusts and baits to reduce the population of other insects that act as a food source to scorpions. Reducing the scorpions food source prevents the presence of scorpions. All scorpion work is guaranteed with a monthly service.
Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Scorpions
I Have Scorpions in My Home. What Should I Do?
How Can I Spot Scorpions Inside/outside My Home?
How Do I Avoid Having Scorpions in and Around the Home?
What Kind of Scorpions Do We Have in Las Vegas?
MOST COMMON TYPES OF SCORPIONS IN LAS VEGAS
Of all the types of scorpions found in the Las Vegas Valley area, the following are the four most common scorpions that you will encounter.
- Bark Scorpions – This scorpion is the most common and most venomous of all scorpions. These scorpions live in communities that can grow into the thousands. It should always be assumed if you see one that there are many more nearby. These scorpions average about three inches in length and are a light brown color. They have a very slim tail with a very curved stinger.
- Striped Tail Scorpion – These scorpions are easy to identify because of their striped tail. They are about three inches in length and have a proportionately sized tail.
- Giant Hairy Scorpion – The Arizona giant hairy scorpion is very scary looking. They are generally around four inches big, with some growing up to five inches, and are covered in black hair. These scorpions are large enough to eat lizards and are very aggressive hunters.
WHERE DO SCORPIONS HIDE?
Scorpions are continually seeking out food, water and shelter. They look for damp places to hide because they often provide all three. Damp areas, such as piles of wood or leaves outside, or a pile of clothes on the floor in the bathroom will provide water and shelter, and since these areas often attract other bugs, they provide food as well.
A scorpion will hide anywhere that it feels safe or feels it can meet any of its basic needs. Many residents of Las Vegas have found them outside of their homes near water spigots or under doormats. Inside the home, it could be anywhere that is dark and safe, including your shoes.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE STUNG BY A SCORPION?
If the person who has been stung by the scorpion is a child, especially a small child, seek medical attention. Additionally, those who are elderly or in poor health may also want to seek medical care. Scorpion venom can cause your heartbeat to increase and your blood pressure to rise.
If you are an adult in good health, you can treat the area in the following manner:
- Wash with warm soapy water. You want to make sure the stung area is clean.
- Apply ice to the area. The ice will help numb the pain.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
A scorpion sting may lead to additional symptoms, especially if you have been stung by an Arizona Bark Scorpion. These may include nausea and vomiting, upset stomach, pain in the stomach, headache and dizziness. Sadly, you will have to suffer through these symptoms for a day or two until they pass. If they continue to get worse, however, seek emergency medical attention.
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